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Core i9-7980XE 2,6 GHz (Skylake-X) Socket 2066 - Boxed

  • Extremely powerful Skylake-X CPU from Intel
  • 18 Cores / 36 Threads
  • Up to 4,4 GHz Boost Clock
  • 18 MB L2 Cache & 24,75 MB L3 Cache
  • 165 W TDP & unlocked multiplier




Item number: HPIT-427

EAN: 5032037114905

MPN: BX80673I97980X

Manufacturer: Intel


Product information - Core i9-7980XE 2,6 GHz (Skylake-X) Socket 2066 - Boxed

X for eXtreme

Intel-Logo With up to 18 cores as well as Hyper Threading the Core i7- and Core i9-series CPUs bearing the codename "Skylake-X" represent Intel's new flagship processors in the consumer market. With up to 44 PCIe-lanes for multi-GPU systems, socket 2066 processors belong amidst the rarefied segment of truly enthusiast-level CPUs alongside their accompanying X299 motherboards offering up to three M.2 slots connected via PCIe. These slots enable compatibility with extremely fast NVMe SSDs as well as many other components offering high-end features. Skylake-X processors also offer an unlocked multiplier and are overclockable to provide even more gaming power!
Intel X-Series CPU

The Features of the Intel Core i9-7980XE

  • 18 physical cores, 36 logical cores thanks to SMT!
  • 2,6 GHz base clock with a 165 Watt TDP
  • 4,2 GHz Boost Clock & 4,4 GHz Boost Max
  • Unlocked multiplier for manual overclocking
  • Very high single- and multi-threaded performance
  • 24,75 MB L3 Cache & 18 MB L2 Cache (18x 1 MB)
  • Massive connectivity: 44 PCIe 3.0 Lanes
  • DDR4-2.666 MHz RAM (Quad-Channel)
  • Attention: Boxed version without CPU cooler!

The Intel Core i9-7980XE with 18 Cores in Detail

The Intel Core i9-7980XE offers an incredible 44 PCIe lanes for GPU connectivity as well as allowing NVME-SSDs direct access to the CPU and maintains a 2,6 GHz base clock. When required this CPU can activate all cores with Turbo Boost 2.0 and increase the frequency to a 4,2 GHz Boost Clock and even up to a maximum of 4,4 GHz via Boost Max 3.0. Thanks to the unlocked multiplier the Intel Core i9-7980XE can also be overclocked even further. Sufficient cooling is important for overclocking since the TDP of the CPU reaches 165 Watts prior to overclocking.

Intel's Advanced Vector Extensions (AVX) are instruction set extensions used in SIMD calculations (Single Instruction Multiple Data). SIMD enables a CPU to carry out multiple calculations simultaneously, doubling the AVX/AVX2 instruction set extensions by means of the expanded 256-bit (previously 128-bit) SIMD register. AVX-512 allows the register bandwidth to be raised to 512-bit, thereby markedly increasing the computational power of individual CPU cores.

The Intel Core i9 Skylake-X generation of processors additionally provide an extra AVX-512 FMA Controller (Fused Multiply-Add) on the CPU die, which augments the available 256-bit FMA Controllers on all Skylake-X CPUS. This is what allows the register bandwidth to be doubled to a total of 512-bit when compared to Skylake-gen processors

Apart from the unlocked multiplier, Intel Extreme CPUs offer additional overclocking features. Access to the PEG/DMI allows PC enthusiasts and overclockers to alter the PCIe Clock independently of the CPU's Base Clock in order to increase PCIe bus bandwidth. Extreme overclockers can even overclock the RAM via PLL Trim Voltage using IMC fine tuning under LN2 (liquid nitrogen) with ease.

The 18 cores of the Intel Core i9-7980XE are essentially doubled, meaning up to 36 Threads can be processed simultaneously by this extreme CPU. As a result the Intel Core i9-7980XE is not only a true performance beast in all things gaming, but also - thanks to its 36 Threads - renders high-resolution 4K videos and VR content with ease. The maximum of four DDR4 modules in Quad-Channel and 2.666 MHz without overclocking, something which can be done on nearly all compatible motherboards.

Skylake-X: Maximum Performance for Gamers & Content Creators

Behind the extreme performance and computing power of Skylake-X CPUs lie a multitude of optimisations when compared with Broadwell-E. This, for example, is how Skylake-X provides 1,735 MB L3 Cache per core in comparison to 2,5 MB/core in Broadwell-E. Achieving this required a markedly faster L2 Cache, quadrupling Broadwell-E's usual 256 KB/core to 1 MB.

Additionally the CPU Cache benefits from an optimised, mesh-like cross-linking of the memory, allowing every CPU core to directly communicate with other cores. This reduces the need for L3 Cache. Besides the L3 Cache shared by the cores, every core is provided with a larger amount of L2 Cache, which also has the effect of reducing the need for L3 Cache.

As well as support for the renowned Turbo Boost 2.0, "Skylake-X" CPUs also support Intel Turbo Boost 3.0. Turbo Boost 3.0 optimises one to two CPU cores for single- and dual-threaded performance in poorly parallelised applications and can therefore significantly increase clock-rates in single/dual-core mode. This allows games and applications suited to single- and dual-thread performance to be driven at improved clock-speeds.

Skylake-X- and Kaby Lake-X CPUs also provide support for Intel's Optane Technology and compatibility with third-gen Thunderbolt 3. Thunderbolt 3 enables, thanks to its 40 GB/s bandwidth, up to eight times faster data transfer speeds than USB 3.0 and allows up to six devices to be daisy-chained together via a single Thunderbolt 3 port, including two 4K/UHD displays.

Attention: This boxed version of the processor does not include a CPU cooler in the bundle!

Technical Details:
  • Type: Intel Core i9-7980XE ("Skylake-X")
    Manufacturing Process: 14 nm
  • Cores: 18 / 36 (physical / virtual)
  • Frequency: 2,6 GHz
    Turbo Clock: 4,2 GHz
    Turbo Clock (max.): 4,4 GHz
  • Level 3 Cache: 24,75 MB
  • Level 2 Cache: 18 MB (18x 1 MB)
  • PCIe Lanes: 44x (PCIe 3.0)
  • Memory Controller: internal
    Memory Channels: 4 (Quad-Channel)
    Memory Standard: DDR4-2666
  • TDP: 165 Watt
  • Socket Compatibility: LGA 2066
  • Additional Features:
    Unlocked multiplier (ideal for OC)
    18 Cores + SMT (Hyper-Threading: virtual doubling of core count)
    AVX2-Instruction Set Extensions (Advanced Vector Extensions)
    AES-Encryption (Advanced Encryption Standards)

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Technical Details

CPU series Intel Core i9
CPU architecture Intel Skylake-X
CPU socket 2066
Cores 18
Threads 36
Hyper- / Multithreading yes
Open multiplier yes
Memory type DDR4
Memory controller quad channel
TDP 165 Watt
Packaging boxed / retail

Customer review "Core i9-7980XE 2,6 GHz (Skylake-X) Socket 2066 - Boxed"

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Fabian Buckreus
Ich habe den Prozessor jetzt knapp 2 Wochen zusammen mit einen Asus x299 Prime Deluxe...
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Fabian Buckreus

Noch besser als gedacht!

Ich habe den Prozessor jetzt knapp 2 Wochen zusammen mit einen Asus x299 Prime Deluxe in Betrieb und bin begeistert.
Aufgrund der vielen negativen Reviews bezüglich VRM Temperaturen auf dem Board sowohl hoher Prozessor Temperaturen wenn die CPU nicht delidded ist, habe ich mir am Anfang echt Sorgen gemacht!
Allerdings zum Glück, völlig unbegründet! Die CPU läuft (allerdings nach einem bios tweaking marathon deluxe über mehrere Tage :D ) im 24/7 Betrieb, alle Cores auf zwischen 4,1 und 4,5 GHZ ABSOLUT STABIL! Selbst mit meiner H100I AIO Wasserkühlung beträgt die maximale CPU Temperatur nach einer Stunde Prime95 nur um die 80°! Im normalen 100% Betrieb, z.B, Rendering sehe ich Temperaturen um die 65 - 72°! Wenn man, wie ich, beruflich auf Hohe Rechenleistung angewiesen ist, ist das wirklich eine Traum-CPU!

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